Thanks to coach Michael V. DeGaetano for the information as we highlight these outstanding student-athletes from Hornell track and field:
Girls Score: Bath-Haverling-81, Hornell-59
Elaina Flaitz was a triple winner for Hornell (100M Hurdles, 400M Hurdles, and High Jump).
Selana Maldonado added wins in the Triple Jump and Pole Vault and a 2nd place in the 200M.
Silvia Carretto added a win in the 800M.
Makayla Kriner brought in a second (Shot) and a third (Discus) from the Field.
Bath’s Meredith Czajkowski won four events (100M, 200M, 400M and Long Jump).
The Lady Rams are 3-0 on the season, while the Lady Raiders drop to 0-2.
From Coach DeGaetano: “The Girls’ team went up against a perennial LCAA powerhouse in the Lady Rams. Bath is a strong, disciplined, and well-coached team. Our Lady Raiders scored points in every event contested in the meet and fought them all the way. But again, Bath won two of the three relays and went one-two in the 400M and 1500M to away late in the meet. Selena added a 12″ to her Triple Jump, Silvia keep dropping time in the 400M and 800M, and our 400M Relay almost broke 52 seconds. As the girls proved, the best competition brings out the best in you.”
Boys Score: Bath-Haverling-77, Hornell-64
Hornell’s Brennan Delany won four events (Pole Vault, High Jump, Shot Put, and 110M Hurdles).
Jacob Phillips took the 400M Hurdles and the Triple Jump.
Dominic Lockwood won the Discus.
Mason Kelsey was a triple winner for Bath (100M, 200M, and Long Jump).
The Bath moves to 1-2 and Hornell falls to 0-2.
From Coach DeGaetano: “The Boys’ team proved they can compete with the best of LCAA Track and Field. We gave Haverling everything they could handle on the track and in the field. But Bath took two out of three relays and that was the difference. We were missing a couple of key athletes on our relays and in the sprints who could have easily tipped the score in Hornell’s favor. Brennan set new personal bests in the Pole Vault (13-01) and 110 Hurdles (15.0). He is currently first in all of Section V in the 110’s. And in the field, Dominic Lockwood (Discus) and Evan Clair (Shot Put) once brought in top three places and important team points.”
“The Red Raiders will travel to Bath on Friday night for the Ferd Stenta Invitational, along with 15 other top teams. Both the Boys and Girls teams match up much better in invitationals than in dual meet competition, plus this meet offers a wider variety relay races, and when we are at full-strength we have very competitive relays.”